Part of me doesn't
want to review ManFriday’s Mida Cove Malindi Kenya because I selfishly want to
keep this place a secret. So, I'll start with what it doesn't have:
It doesn't have cable television nor any t.v. at all... this includes no Cricket on the tele at the bar.
There are no disco lights and loud booming music. There is no town with Italian dance clubs within walking distance. There are very few beach boys to aid you in purchasing tourist souvenirs.
It is difficult to find (unless you arrange a romantic boat pickup).
The rooms don't have a/c. (instead, you must enjoy the constant and cooling ocean breeze). If what I have described sounds terrible, then don't come. Please.
Instead, ManFriday's is an isolated Paradise; a bit like being on Fantasy Island. Sonya, Papu and their crew can make your dreams come true.
Instead of a menu, meals are customized to your taste.
They buy the food fresh and local... most of the fish are purchased directly from the fishermen who work in Mida Creek.
The food is imaginative and beautiful. If you like spicy, Mungo's Magic Pili Pili sauce is a blend of Indian and African spices that could turn your shoe into a delicacy.
Eat what you want, when
you want and where you want. You won't be disappointed.
Do what you want at ManFriday. Swim in the pool or snorkel or kayak in the ocean.
Walk on the beach and explore coral caves. Sit for hours in one of the many sheltered sitting spots overlooking the Indian ocean and contemplate tides.
Climb up to the roof top
viewing deck and gaze deep into the starry sky until the moon slowly glides out
of the ocean. Get up early and watch the sun do the same.
The rooms are all open, but feel very isolated and private. Each room is different and has the feeling that it grew rather than was built by human hands. There are lots of nooks with interesting found art objects and many places for hanging out.
Come and enjoy. But don't tell anyone.